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a new system for energy generation in san francisco, one that will not be controlled entirely by pg&e, but we will have the ability to create it ourselves. and the fact that we are making a choice in that happening means that every day san franciscans have the ability to really be part of that solution, to doing away with a monopoly here in the city. so i want to thank, again, my -- the people who work through the years to make this happen. and also want to put out strong words for support for the work of assemblyman tom ammiano who's brought this vision to the city 14 years ago -- it probably probably 1998. thank you, tom. i want to say thank you to mr. harrington as well. when the person who was the controller for 17 years of san francisco tells us that a program is financially sound and has spent many years since being the controller being the general manager of the puc, telling us that a program is financially sound, i think it's worth noting and supporting. so, colleagues, i hope you can do the same. >> president chiu: supervisor kim. >> supervisor kim: thank you. i do want to
on a, informational presentation on amb pier 1, llc pier 1 energy efficiency and solar array projects. >> good afternoon, jay edwards, senior property manager, i am here today to present an informational presentation on the pier one, energy efficientcy and solar upgrades. it is prologises through the allc it is the port sublandlord as well as a tenant in the project too. >> i am going to give you a project overview and then i would also like to ask for permission to introdchin of the francisco environment to be repaid through the special tax assessment against the specific parcel over a 20-year term. the port must opt into the special tax district, however the special taxes are secured by the tenant's leasehold interest. >> port in return would pay its prorated share of the special taxes which is approximately 35 percent, and that was derived by the amount of space that the port occupies as compared to the project over all. which are estimated to be approximately $100,000 annually. >> the sublease agreement, between the port and prologis provides for the reimbursement of the taxes lev
energy but to have a meaningful choice, to make sure that there are other players in the business of providing energy beyond the utility that has had a monopoly for so long. the last point that i want to make is that i want to acknowledge that we have heard from members of the labor community, and specifically the labor council who have expressed some concerns around the fact that the contract that's before you involves shell oil company, and i don't know that any one of us who supports cca is in any way going to be here defending shell. but to the extent that shell, being in the picture, is an issue, that's an issue that's been a problem for quite some time because each and every one of us, by virtue of being a consumer and a customer of pg&e is actually in some respects getting energy from shell because pg&e isself is actually buying energy from shell. to the extent that's a concern i actually think cca provides an opportunity for us to get out of the business of doing business with shell. because it allows us, down the road, to create a build-out that will enable the city and c
experience in the energy generation field to guide community choice aggregation to the creation of the clean power sf program and for those who have been working on this for so many years they know that -- i think all of us recognize that taking that job was a very courageous ookt on the part of mr. campbell. he crafted several proposals to ensure that the program had technical assistance and service provider in order to launch. he lead the negotiating team to acquire contracts for energy supply as well as back office services, critical launching to the program. he lead countless meetings between the puc and community advocates and the commission and reflected not only what we needed to see as a city agency and address the needs and concerns outlined by the advocates. mr. campbell's monthly updates to this body were instrumental in letting us know what was happening and we especially appreciate the fact that he always took the feedback into consideration and we wouldn't be here without his ability to do that. mr. campbell's commitment to clean power sf ensured a viable program that met a
all around the bay area to push for local clean energy and local clean alliance and without that group we also wouldn't be here and i want to put out the kudos to all those folks. they did incredible work. as to next steps i think the measure that was passed at the board of supervisors on the 18th was exactly the right way to pass it, and i am glad the amendments that got passed got passed and the ones that didn't, didn't and i think it's important to recognize the concerns that the mayor is raising are valid concerns and want to make sure folks know that the advocates share the concerns and as i said in the finance and budget committee and if we roll it out and it's not popular and people get freaked out for the price or didn't know what they were going to spend that is not good for clean energy. it's bad for it. it would turn people away from it, so you have the commitment of the advocates that we will stay on the case. we want to work monthly with the staff and local power to get this under way in the right way, i would always mention as far as outreach goes advocates now think
polluted place to live, as may it in transportation, management of energy, in san francisco and in paris, there are innovations that are certainly ahead of many other cities in the world and i want to learn from san francisco and of course paris is there for the san francisco team, may it be a development of electric transportation or automobiles or [inaudible] or the reuse of energy of heat to heat private buildings or public building by using waste water, i explained to mayor lee that a couple of years now, i worked with bill clinton on the isolation of public buildings and specifically schools so that every year, we could renovate 100 schools in paris and the children are in heated rooms but where we don't waste energy. these are subjects on which we have a lot of common ambition and where we'd like to exchange our dynamic efforts between san francisco and paris. but what would be a cooperation between san francisco and paris without culture? in san francisco, there's so much talent, so much genius, so much creation of cultural events that i want to open my doors of paris to them, [in
. if people want to spend more money like supervisor avalos indicated he wanted to do to buy green energy from sf, we should allow people to do that. but to cores the coerce them int program to me is the wrong approach and something i can't support. i will offer those amendments and look forward to discussing it further. >> president chiu: supervisor wiener. >> supervisor elsberndwiener. >> supervisor wiener: thank you. i have questions for the puc and for the city attorney. and i will preface this in terms of the amendments offered and it seems like it's the first two that are at issue, since it looks like the the puc is agreeing to the third. to me, i think they're very good arguments on both sides of this, and i know that, you know, there are a lot of people who would like to see this voted up or down, either move forward with the program or we don't move forward with the program and after all the years that the agency has put into this program, i certainly think that they're entitled to know whether the program is important or not. what i don't want to do is send them back with something p
're factoring into the program. we are prioritizing low income receipt of the energy efficiency and go solar incentive payments associated with this program. the board ordinance adopted appropriated additional $2 million to go solar sf for customers and additional $2 million funding of efficiency programs and also for clean power sf customers and after the vote we are under your guidance and directions targeting the expenditure as low income customers and in that area in san francisco for pg&e. we were directed to minimize these things and maintaining financial viability of the program. we are to offer low income discounts and hardship fund in the rate components we have adopted through this program. we are to conduct extensive, outreach, notification to all customers with special attention to low income and non english speaking communities. we are to have no departure charge during the first six months of the program and charging only a limited amount there after. we were talking about a $5 charge and we were payments for reserves in the program for the rates that are set. quite a fe
. the police surely don't have enough resources to be everywhere every minute. where do you put your energy. we think you should be putting your energy here. if we know these 20 intersections -- they're not all intersections, 20 locations are the worst and the most problematic, are where most people get hurt and should height vulnerable road users, people walking and biking, are 30 times more likely to be hurt at one of these intersections. if we know these are the problem, let's put our enforcement efforts there. i would be happe happy to go there and put our materials out. i would like to see the police department and the m.t.a. efforts focused on these locations. i would like to see you all coming back on an annual basis reporting, and letting them know how it goes. we know these are problem intersections, might will be a problem with the makeup of the street? possibly see. i'd love to see a report that actually comes back and shows you progress. just like the state of cycling, we don't know if we're doing better unless we track it and unless there is transparency there. in conclusion, i wan
is basically garbage but it's wasted energy. we were talking before about how we want to make the city a little bit more energy-friendly. well, you know, how about banning ventilation systems for parked cars in this city. we have no freezing. we have no snow. do we have to have something running 24 hours a day for parked cars? that's enough for that. so what do we get? if we ask the city for better standards, for better equipment, for better design, we can modify this, though it doesn't. if we just pass a law that says, okay, zero, zero, and not 55 decibels in your house, or 45 decibels in your house at night. because that lets noise in your apartment. that does nothing to curb this. and then if you say well a new building or remodeled, you can have five decibels over the noise level in your community, or eight decibels over the level of your community, you know which way this is going. why would real estate developments pay money when they can save some money and dump this noise on you. so i'm just -- you know, i'm asking -- i'm making a judgment that nobody here in this chamber, nobody listen
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limited, and what we do have an opportunity to do here is to move forward with clean energy. i've looked carefully at what's happened in marin and spoken with two members of the county board of supervisors, one who voted in favor of their cca, one who voted against it. the one who voted against it is now strongly in favor of it. that program has succeeded. of course like every new program, especially the first of its kind, there were bumps in the road. but it has succeeded to the point that other cities are opting in, even cities from outside of the county. i also just want to note that over the years, this board has given repeated direction to the puc to move afford with this. and a few years ago, the puc was considering a proposal that was not particularly strong, and it was set aside. staff has now come forward, and the puc has now come forward with a proposal that i believe everyone, even those who do not support, will say is better, significantly better than the last one. this will provide competition. it will provide a choice for consumers. i struggled with the opt out is
the different bodies we are about to make appointments to and thank you for your sacrifice, time, and energy. today we get to recognize you. tomorrow, people will start yelling at you. it is part of that process. it is one we cherish no matter what body we're on. i know former mayor willie brown is here. i want to thank him for constantly being a support to all of our commissions and for being here today. i want to recognize each and everyone of you today by asking you to stand and be recognized as i call your commission and name out. for the board of appeals, we have an lazarus. joshua, thank you for being here. for the construction and workforce advisory committee, a body i helped to establish as city administrator, this body is going to be important for us because in our economic recovery we need to work better with our construction companies to make sure everybody has a chance to work in our city. bob alvarado, thank you for being here and part of it. ed riskin, thank you for stepping up again. florence, thank you. harland kelly, our general manager to be. thank you. kent, thank you for
, and a meaningful choice is making sure that the energy future of this city does not rest solely in the hands of one company. it is truly about consumer protection in my view, and because of that i think that we need to move forward with this. and to the extent that the numbers -- you know, there was a question about whether or not the numbers add up or don't add up. i am not a financial expert. but on that point i am very comfortable deferring to the judgment of ed harrington. you know, ed harrington served as controller of the city and county of san francisco from 1991 to 2008. appointed and recommended by the entire board of supervisors, by mayor after mayor. he is a certified public accountant. and he also served as president of the government finance officers association of the united states, and canada. i feel pretty -- i feel pretty comfortable trusting ed harrington on whether or not the numbers add up. so i urge you, colleagues, to support this today. >> president chiu: supervisor farrell. >> supervisor farrell: thank you, president chiu. a few comments, colleagues. we talked about a number
regulation. >> commissioner studley. >> i think on a cost benefit basis, it's a lot of effort and energy by us. by these folks. i don't think that $5,000 is going to change behavior. i think if there are places where it's appropriate to have individual penalties that suit the circumstances. i agree with commissioner renne, that may be a tool we may want to have available. individually for severe cases. if we are going to go to the trouble, i would rather explore the idea of whether we could put a hold on a more substantial amount. that would pause funding to the agency, which would be more attention getting than $5,000. and that may be far too complicated to do. but it seems to me we would be matching the frustration with the action of something that might get attention in the agency. now if it's not your first 5,000 and multiples of 5,000. then you start to have a problem. and then maybe on people's radar. so. if i expand my mind to picture rec rec rec recidism then maybe so. >> i think that a small amount would have an effect. especially with tight budgets, every amount will count. the
rear portion of the lot, it still needs a rear yard modification. phase 3 includes the remaining energy efficient and also window replacement on the east and south side and this phase is ant panted in 2018 through 2021, phase 2 is anticipated to happen in 2013 through 2015. the department's recommendation is approval with conditions. i have also added language on page 13 of the motion to include that the commission will also be adopting the final mitigated negative declaration for the project and also adopt the mitigation adopting program which is exhibit c in your packet materials. since last thursday's packet, i have received 8 letters of support from surrounding neighbors. this concludes my summary of the project. if you have any questions, i'm happy to answer. thank you. >> thank you. >> project sponsor, please. >> it's not real compatible, okay, that would be better. thank you. i appreciate it. >> you may want to use this mic. here. >> so, thank you, president fong, fellow commissioners, we appreciate your dedication to our city's betterment for physical condition, just to introduc
modifications and adjustments to a contemporary curriculum at energy performances without doing major changes to the building. i think they are like micro surgery and they're skillful and i am definitely in support of it. there is an issue ant -- about this building, i would like to ask the department to consult with labor with construction hours, by union standards or certain blocks of time and numbers of hours in each work day, and i think i am not aware what the rules are but i would rather have advisory from a labor council or union to make recommendation of what are in the rules. >> commissioner sugaya. >> i want to respectfully disagree and i would say this extends into the 40's, not into the 60, and to have historic significance, at least four or five or six of them including north beach, that's why i asked the question. i fully understand that this may not have risen to that level, but not having seen the report, it would have been interesting to see what the staff analysis was on that. >> commissioner antonini? >> i think whatever is in the motion now is fine with me because not onl
-- there are probably more dollars and energy going into that than any time since bart was put through the city. you have the eastern span of the bay bridge. you have the transbay terminal. you have the central subway project. you have the improvement realignment of doyle drive. all of these things are part of the hard wiring of our city that is going to influence the way in which we all interact with it. over the last, say, five to ten years, we have watched as development and interest and people have moved south of market, into mission bay, below that we now that is continuing and we now have projects on the table like the pier 70 project, which ten years ago no one would have thought was a viable mixed-use project, because nobody went there. and that part of it is no longer true. i think, you know, for all of the things that are going on in the new building that is in the ground, that is on the books, that is likely to happen this time around, both in terms of offices and housing, i think what i see as different is a difference in approach. we all know that it's being driven by what the demograph
, artist designed fence panels, repaved tennis and basketball courts with fencing, energy efficient sports lighting, new planting irrigation and a clubhouse renovation that is going to be utilized as our inclusion ne'er and adaptive recreation center, so all of our children who have special needs and need some form of adaptive recreation assistance will be assessed at this new site citywide, it is a beautiful and joyous space, mission playground is q>on 19t and valencia, and it was formerly a strangely designed broken up space that felt unwelcoming and frankly unsafe, and to be out there on saturday morning watching kids play soccer all morning long, watching people on two different playgrounds on the basketball courts, tennis courts and what is now just a really gorgeous wide open community hub that will hopefully we leave some space from delores park, i want to commend our capital and [inaudible] staff, meagan was the project manager on this and the construction manager, and frankly my entire team for what was a great opening and is a very special new asset in the community. speaking of
and fabulous and water is really the new oil. water is extremely important to us. but also it gives us energy. we have hydropower from our water source, a lot of city, if not all of the city is powered, sfmta, possibly the city buildings is powered by the hetch hetchy and i don't want to give that up either. >> thank you. i will remind the candidates that if at any point they wish to jump in on a question they may do so using a time card. the next question is for miss breed, mr. johnson and miss selby. please explain whether you think sit/lie is working to address public safety as intended across the city and how you would reform it, if indeed you would reform it? miss breed? >> i did vote yes on sit/lie. i had a number of issues in the upper haight that were just really unfortunate situations and i thought there needed to be some sort of solution to the problem. unfortunately it hasn't worked. we still have some real problems in the haight and we need to make sure that the social service agencies that deal with mental health abuse issues, that deal with drug treatment issues, those particul
. i hope you will tell me that the brick will disappear, that we indeed have enough energy behind the rethinking of market street to talk about an appropriate response to materials, including guidelines how some of the new buildings need to be more engaging of the vertical and horizonal surfaces that face market street. and i think it's in that w weavg together where market will -- something that ages well, and something we don't have a dialogue because it's so good we don't have to think about it anymore. that is the signature of those strong streets, most of them being in europe, some of them being car-free like copenhagen, there are no cars on those streets but that's another story and i don't think it a i hope ta lot of time and a lot discussion and look at what other people do, what succeeds and what is in your budget. thank you pmpleddle thank you. commissioner antonini. >> commissioner antonini: thank you. a couple of things to add. the area between van ness and octavia is really unique to market street in your consideration, because there's so much often space there. there
korea, energy team, arnamit white, red. and jq morgan and the china team and so we look forward to welcoming them all back into town and on to the great bay. very exciting. as i mentioned we will be holding fleet week at exactly the same time. flee week will be october 3 to the 8th. so it will begin officially a day after the practice session for the america's cup. fleet week was started in 1981 and has a long tradition here in san francisco. it was started by mayor diane finestien and it is the third year that it is used not just to celebrate the men and women in the military services but also to bring together leaders from around the bay area and the federal agencies with the state agencies and the local agencies so that in the event of a disaster, situation, or an imagine situation, we have met each other and compared notes and we have a working relationship, and that was a vision embraced or created by general michael myatt a retired general who heads our fleet week committee and he calls that the senior leaders seminar which is something that new york is trying to replicate
and energy and worse, there are many, many citizens who are getting really badly hurt for their iphones and their ipads. >> thank you, mr. resignato. >> i'm going to go back to transit issues. i think we need to double down on being a transit-first city, which means improving muni, so it's a viable transit option for everybody. i agree with increasing bike access and even experting with sunday streets, which is closing off a lot of your streets to car traffic. i think it's a great model, but i also think we have to do the simple things like fix the roads and sidewalks. there are a lot of places in district 5 where the sidewalks are in disrepair. i have had several friends who have tripped and fallen, but really who that impacts the most are the elderly and the disabled, who have a hard enough time getting around, let alone if the sidewalk is messed up. transit issues are important and i would like to see those things worked on and that is what i will do as supervisor. >> miss olague? >> as supervisor i have been working on many issues, so it's really difficult for me to prioritize an
valuable. because a lot of folks put tremendous energy into planning the future of those areas and want to have a sense of how those areas are doing on production, as well as the city as a whole. i know it's not a regional goal, but to be able to track these data is a valuable piece that i think is a little soft in here as revised. lastly i would say for the suggestions that supervisor wiener that you have, if there are more layers of information to be added in here, i think that is a good idea. i think the sponsoring supervisors were not trying not to layer too many expectations on staff. but if this data on a project-by-project basis or quarterly can also show the types of units and the types of housing, and even the 120-150, and we can do that from a data standpoint. i don't see why there would be anything wrong with that. i think this is taking the data as it is now and simply projecting it forward. so we're very supportive. thank you. >> >> good afternoon again, supervisors, my name is [tp-erpd/]o from the council of community housing organizations. again, thank you supervisor ol
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